What is the Perth Hills Trails Loop?In 2013 the City of Kalamunda, in conjunction with Shire of Mundaring and the State Government undertook the development of a Perth Hills Trails Master Plan to guide future trails provision across the Perth Hills, including an action plan and strategies for implementation over the next 15-20 years. One of the actions was to investigate a Perth Hills Trail Loop. Six key strategic gaps arose including the rationalisation and strengthening of the trail link between the Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail and Pickering Brook.
What works are happening for Stage 1?This section of trail will strengthen the existing links between the northern and southern sections of the Kalamunda Railway Heritage Trail, follow the alignment of the old railway corridor and utilise road reserves to significantly improve walker and rider safety.
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The trail alignment (centreline) may shift up to 10 metres from the stated trail corridor to avoid major or sensitive flora or maintain trail flow, provided the alignment remains within the road reserve.
Who is completing the works?The Western Trails Alliance (WTA) will complete the works. WTA is a not for profit public company that was established to help develop mountain bike and other trails in WA.
What will the trails be constructed from?All trail and trail features are to be constructed of soil and/or rock. No timber or vegetative material is permitted to be used as trail or trail feature construction fill, e.g. logs, stumps, branches, etc. WTA is required to rehabilitate any disturbed trail construction footprint and construction access points to blend into the surrounding bush, through the scattering of leaf litter, logs, branches and rocks.
Why is the City undertaking the Perth Hills Trails Loop?Recreation opportunities provide community benefits socially, economically and environmentally.Socially through:
Has the City considered the environment and the potential impact?The City has completed an environmental assessment of the trail alignment which also includes dieback mapping and a flora and fauna study. This is to ensure that there is minimal impact to the environment.
How long will the project take and the stages?The estimated project timeframe is 10 weeks. Table inserted of estimated timeframe and relevant stages.
How is the project funded?A funding application was submitted to Lotterywest in late 2017 to construct the trail. Unfortunately, this application was unsuccessful. The City allocated funds for the project to commence with assistance and voluntary labour from a skilled community group the Western Trails Alliance.
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